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Banana Punch Cake

Banana Punch Cake

Banana punch cake! Punch because of the Caribbean flavors of rum, vanilla and orange that are incorporated into the banana cake, an American classic. Bananas need to be over ripped; this is when they give their strongest flavors. Banana bread became popular in the US […]

Pineapple Tarts

Pineapple Tarts

Pineapple tarts are small pastries filled with pineapple jam. They are commonly eaten in different parts of Asia: Malaysia , Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. They are made with a crumbly pastry base and a paste made with pineapple cooked and caramelized in sugar […]

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Did you know Tiramisu means “Cheer me up” in Italian? The name might come from the fact that the sugar, egg yolks and alcohol are supposed to be fortifiant and gives you energy. Or perhaps it could be how every bite of it makes you […]

Paris-Brest

Paris-Brest

Paris-Brest, is a pastry that comes in a shape of a circle filled with hazelnut cream with toppings. As of today different versions exist with various kind of cream and nuts like pistachios and almonds… Unfortunately for the many English speakers out there, despite how […]

Butternut Squash Pie

Butternut Squash Pie

Think of food in the autumn and anything with pumpkin seems to be the star of attention, but for me it is the Butternut squash! The Butternut squash pie has a very smooth and creamy consistency and the mix of spices make it really nice […]

Humpy Madeleine

Humpy Madeleine

The madeleine, traditionally eaten without any additional flavors, is typically enjoyed with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Easy and quick to make, this childhood favorite is baked into soft shell-shaped cake and can also be made with chocolate chips, chocolate coated, lemon peel, […]

Vanilla Chocolate Flan Patissier

Vanilla Chocolate Flan Patissier

Couldn’t decide if I wanted a flan patissier with vanilla or chocolate. So I made both in one, creating this nice two-layered vanilla chocolate flan patissier. Flan has so many different variations with each country having its own flan, egg tart, pasteis de nata and so […]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

The salted caramel chocolate tart in my opinion is one of the best desserts I can eat. The chocolate ganache and the salted caramel go perfectly together and it is so easy and quick to make. This cake is literally the bomb… a calorie bomb […]

Vanilla Chocolate Marble Cake

Vanilla Chocolate Marble Cake

A vanilla chocolate marble cake is a cake with layers of different colours a bit like the crystalline rock of the same name. The different coloured layers are obtained by mixing different dark and light batters. These batters can contain different ingredients such as vanilla, […]

Cherry Pistachio Tart

Cherry Pistachio Tart

The cherry pistachio tart recipe came into my mind when I was reminiscing about what I ate every summer holiday in the south of France at La Salvetat from pastry chef Flipo. The nutty pistachio taste goes very well with the tartness and sweetness of […]